Diary Entry from the 4th Earl of Carnarvon (20 December 1866)
By: Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon
Citation: Diary Entry from the 4th Earl of Carnarvon (20 December 1866).
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Tuesday 20 December (Highclere)
Canadian delegates arrived 19 December. Macdonald went. He said that the conferences of the delegates would probably be over by Saturday. I told him that the two main difficulties which I foresaw were
1. the guarantee question — to which he said that they only wanted what Cardwell had promised.
2. the position of the N. Scotian legislature. He said that any dissolution on this question would give a majority against Confederation and would postpone it for years. He said that Howe had so influenced the public mind on the subject that even he probably could not now restrain them.